United St Saviour’s has awarded 17 grants in Round 3 of its Community Engagement Programme 2017-18. Successful projects starting from late January 2018 include an older people’s befriending service in East Walworth, an art exhibition in a Cathedrals ward tenants hall and a community pop up shop in South Bermondsey. Details of the grants awarded in Round 3 are below:
Community Engagement Programme 2017-18 – Round 3 grants
Round 3 January 2018
Link Age Southwark £3,000
Extending Link Age’s befriending service into East Walworth for older people who are, or are at risk of, becoming lonely.
Oasis Playspace £3,467
Contribution towards the running costs of the Playspace centre in Cathedrals ward for children that are mainly from low income / single parent families and have free school meals.
Community activities for older people and younger people at the annual St George’s Day Festival in Borough and Bankside.
Friends of Pasley Park £2,050
Community fete at Pasley Park in July 2018 to connect the communities of West Walworth and East Walworth.
Listening activities with older residents at the Time and Talents Visually Impaired Group Continuation of a project that enables older residents with a visual impairment from Time & Talents Centre to enjoy the natural environment at Stave Hill Ecology Park in Surrey Docks ward.
Community Opportunity £4,454
Piloting a new community pop up shop in the Blue Market, Bermondsey open 4 days per week, including weekends.
Locksfield House Residents Association £1,480
Social activities and outing for older residents at Locksfield Sheltered Housing Unit in East Walworth.
16th Bermondsey Scout Group £2,000
Adventure weekend to build the skills of teamwork, survival and co-operation for 18 young people from diverse backgrounds in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.
The Walworth Society £3,000
Community history festival in September 2018 to tell the story of Walworth through images, items from the Cuming Collection and re-enactments of the history of the area using local actors and performers.
Global Generation £2,490
Intergenerational project at the Printworks, Surrey Docks ward, for 8 young people and 8 older people to grow food, cook together and share recipies.
The Camden Society £2,376
Project to coach people with a learning disability, including low level literacy skills, to become more confident to find work and improve their life chances.
Capoyoga UK £1,900
Yoga classes in Newington ward for carers from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Re-print of the Shad Thames Trail, a local guide that connects people to West Bermondsey’s heritage.
Mardi Gras art workshops to improve older people’s well-being in Cathedrals ward.
Aphasia Re-Connect £2,030
Increasing the skills and the number of volunteers from north Southwark providing peer support to aphasia sufferers at venues in Cathedrals ward.
Styles House TMO £1,000
Project providing opportunities for local artists to exhibit their works at Styles TMO community hall, including an opening event.
Setchell Estate Tenants & Residents Association £1,150
Weekly yoga exercise sessions for older people aged 55-85 on the Setchell Estate, Bermondsey.See All News